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Little Rock Event Calendar - April

April Festivals & Events in Little Rock and Arkansas

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March 30

  • Eggshibition XXI: Starting at 7 p.m. at the UALR Jack Stephens Center. Eggshibition is an egg themed art exhibit and auction. Tickets are $50. Not really geared towards kids. 501-821-5500.

March 31

  • Clinton Library Easter Family Festival and Egg Hunt is from 10 a..m - 2 p.m. at Clinton Presidential Center Park. Meet the Easter bunny and hunt for six thousand plastic eggs filled with goodies and very special prizes. Designed to somewhat mimic White House Easter egg roll. More Easter.
  • The Old Statehouse has special events all day, including some arts and crafts and family friendly events.
  • Pinnacle Mountain State Park is teaching you how to camp with an overnighter. The cost is $22, but most camping supplies are included. 501-868-5806
  • Breakfast with the Reptiles at the Little Rock Zoo lets you have a nice, hot breakfast and learn some special things from the reptile keepers at the Little Rock Zoo. Starts at 8 a.m. The cost varies, but ranges from $12.95-21.95. 501-661-2406.

April 7

  • It's opening day at Dickey-Stephens park this week. The Travs will be at home April 6-10 playing against the Midland Rockhounds and the Frisco Roughriders. They have an egg hunt before Sunday's game.
  • The Old State House has Saturday family programming. It's from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 11-11:30 and 2:00-2:30 are Easter crafts. The rest of the day is learning games (10:00-10:30 and 3:00-3:30) and history (1:00-1:30 and 4:00).
  • Red Door Gallery is having a Spring Fling event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with artists on hand to meet and some demonstrations.
  • The Designers Choice Fashion Preview is at the Metroplex Event Center at 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. Tickets are $35.
  • Art for Action uses art to raise awareness and inspire social change. They have a free event Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. but donations are accepted to raise resources for an art program for homeless, low income people, and inner-city children in Little Rock. They accept donations of art supplies or money.

April 12

The Arkansas Literacy Festival is April 12-15, and it's always fun. You can participate in workshops, talks and author meet and greets. Check out the schedule.

Friday, April 13

  • The Jumbo Gumbo Cookoff is from 5-9 p.m. at the River Market Pavilions. It's $20 admission and benefits the Allen School. More info

Saturday, April 14

  • The Quapaw Quarter Association's Spring Tour Preview is at the Villa Marre on Scott Street. It's a fashion show and info about the spring tour (May 12-13). Admission is $35, 501-371-0075. More about the Quapaw Quarter.
  • Dinosaur Discoveries is at Museum of Discovery this weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn how scientists look at fossils. More about Museum of Discovery.
  • The MS Walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Riverfest Amphitheater. More info
  • The Arkansas Orchid Society has a Show and Sale is all weekend, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church on 600 Pleasant Valley Dr.
  • The Party for the Planet at the Little Rock Zoo is Saturday. Lots of fun stuff for your kids. More information about the Little Rock Zoo.
  • Tales from the South Dessert and a Show with Chef Roland Messnier, celebrated White House Pastry chef, is Saturday from 2:30 to to 4:30 p.m. at Starving Artist Cafe on 411 Main Street in Argenta. More about Argenta.
  • The Family Health Fest at Promenade at Chenal is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have face painting, Zumba demos, free health screenings and more.

April 19

  • Chamber Music Society of LR is at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 1000 N. Mississippi from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.
  • The Travs are home from April 19 to the 22.

April 21

  • Arkansas Earth Day Festival has moved to the Heifer Compound this year. It's from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. More info.
  • Aldersgate After Dark is being held at Brandon’s Rock Town Distillery downtown this year. It's to benefit Camp Aldersgate and is from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $50.
  • The Oscars on Ice is at Arkansas Skatium on 1311 Bowman Road starting at 5 p.m. Admission is $7. The Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club will be skating to movie music.
  • Spring in Saline - Seminar and Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton. It's free. Lots of great speakers and plants.

April 22

  • The Little Rock Wind Symphony will be performing. More info.

April 23

  • The EWI Fashion Show is from10:45 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at the Embasssy Suites Hotel on 11301Financial Centre Pkwy Admission is $50. More info.
  • “Shakespeare on Trial” is for April 23rd at Clinton School of Public Service. Shakespeare gets to plead his case as the AST celebrates Shakespeare’s birthday. More info

April 24

  • The River Market Farmer's Market opens today. There will be special events on Saturday, April 28. More farmer's markets.

April 25

  • Science After Dark (21+) at the Museum of Discovery lets grown-ups examine all things tiny. Admission is $10. Entertainment/Cash Bar Available.

April 26

  • Wine and Design at the Clinton Museum from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Admission is $30. A fashion show inspired by Project Runway. Benefits Our House.
  • NanoDays starts at the Museum of Discovery. Thu, Apr 26 thru Sat, Apr 28 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

April 27

  • Cruisin' in the Rock is from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the River Market Pavilions. It's a free car show.Mad Hatters Tea Party and Art Show
  • The Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Art Show takes from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Stephano's Fine Art Gallery on Kavanaugh. This show will showcase different interpretations of Alice in Wonderland in varied mediums.
  • Relay for Life is from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. at the Clinton Library lawn to benefit cancer research.

April 28

  • Seersucker Social hosted by The Old State House Museum from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. It's $25 per person.
  • Breakfast with Gorillas at the Little Rock Zoo from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Meet the keepers and learn more about the gorillas. Little Rock Zoo has the second oldest gorilla in captivity.
  • The Weekend Theater is celebrating its 20th Anniversary at the The Villa Marre on 1321 Scott St. at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include entertainment and hors d'oeuvres. 501-374-3761.
  • Boosters and Big Rigs offers a free car seat check and some big trucks to keep the kids occupied. It's from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jack Stephens Center at UALR.
  • Biking for Bigs to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The race fee is is $25 and it will be a 25 mile ride over the River Trails.
  • Shakespeare in the Park takes place at 2:00 p.m. in the East Pavilion of Ottenheimer Market Hall. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids.
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